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Who Sings the 1899 Theme Song on Netflix?

There’s only one thing better than a compelling new Netflix mystery on your doorstep, and that’s a good opening theme to accompany the series. We reveal who sings the 1899 theme song.

Instead of shooting on-location, the 1899 crew primarily used Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany for most of the filming, taking advantage of the revolutionary virtual production stage, Volume.

Created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the mystery 1899 follows a group of European migrants traveling from London to New York on a steamship within the titular year when their journey turns supernatural and stars Emily Beecham, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, and more.

1899 | Official Teaser | Netflix

1899 | Official Teaser | Netflix

Who Sings the 1899 Theme Song?

The 1899 theme song is a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’ and it’s sung by English singer and songwriter Eliot Sumner.

Alongside a singing career, that has produced three studio albums for the singer, Sumner has also maintained a career as an actor.

Fulfilling brief roles in 2001’s Me Without You and 2007’s Stardust, Sumner made their acting debut as an adult in 2020’s The Gentlemen and then worked in No Time to Die.

1899 Soundtrack

The opening theme is not the only popular song to feature in the series as the mystery supplies one well-known song per episode.

The tracks, that we’ve outlined below, accompany a score by Dark composer Ben Frost to add intrigue and suspense to the plot.

  • Episode 1: White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
  • Episode 2: Child in Time – Deep Purple
  • Episode 3: The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
  • Episode 4: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult
  • Episode 5: The Wizard – Black Sabbath
  • Episode 6: All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
  • Episode 7: The Wind (Of My Soul) – Cat Stevens
  • Episode 8: Starman – David Bowie

How Many Episodes are in 1899?

1899 is scheduled to release on Thursday, November 17, 2022, on Netflix.

The series has eight episodes on offer, and all entries will drop simultaneously on the streaming platform.

Episode 1 is titled “The Ship” and is directed and written by co-creators Odar and Friese.

Dark’s episode runtime had an average 44-73 minutes and we expect 1899 to follow a similar length.

Below, we have included a full episode guide complete with titles:

  • Episode 1: The Ship
  • Episode 2: The Boy
  • Episode 3: The Fog
  • Episode 4: The Fight
  • Episode 5: The Calling
  • Episode 6: The Pyramid
  • Episode 7: The Storm
  • Episode 8: The Key
1899 – Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

1899 is now streaming on Netflix.

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Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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